This past Monday, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in southern New Jersey, and left a path of destruction in the northeast. The staff here at the American Institute for Stuttering are all safe and sound, but due to the immense impact on New York City transit system, we’re all stuck at home. Some of us have power, some of us don’t, but we’re all okay.
Due to its location on West 20th Street, AIS is likely without electricity along with the majority of lower Manhattan, and it is unclear when the power will be restored. So for now, we are unable to answer the phones in the office (it appears the phones are down too). If you need to reach AIS, send us a message via the Contact AIS feature here on our website, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
If you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, we hope you are also safe and sound. Moreover, if you experienced some sort of loss due to Sandy, our hearts go out to you.
According to Wikipedia,
In diameter,[Hurricane Sandy] was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km)… Sandy is estimated in early calculations to have caused damage of at least $20 billion (2012 USD). Preliminary estimates of losses that include business interruption surpass $50 billion (2012 USD), which, if confirmed, would make it the second-costliest Atlantic Hurricane in American history… Sandy made its final landfall 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey at about 8 p.m. EDT on October 29.